Music

Photo of Three piece ensemble

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra:
Peter and the Wolf

Xian Zhang conducting orchestra

Saturday, October 19, 2:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre
Tickets $20, Children under 17: $12

PURCHASE TICKETS

Audiences of all ages will thrill to the adventures of a mischievous boy, hungry wolf, grumpy grandpa and collection of animal characters in Peter and the Wolf at this New Jersey Symphony Orchestra family concert. In his famous musical fairytale, Prokofiev cleverly matches each character to an instrument and a musical theme so listeners can imagine the exciting tale as it unfolds.

This special arrangement of Prokofiev’s classic tale features the instruments of the woodwind family, combining the same great imagery with a focus on the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.

Named “a vital, artistically significant musical organization” by The Wall Street Journal, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra embodies that vitality through its statewide presence and critically acclaimed performances, education partnerships and unparalleled access to music and the Orchestra’s superb musicians.


Sébastien Cornut, piano. Music @One Concert Series

Coordinated by Dr. Ana Maria Rosado

Photograph of Sébastien Cornut

Wednesday, October 23, 1:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall
Free Admission with RSVP

Sébastien Cornut has performed solo recitals, chamber music concerts and concerts with orchestras in France, the US, Lebanon and Ukraine. He holds a DMA in Piano Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. He also holds a Master’s in Music and Musicology from the Université de Paris- Sorbonne and is a graduate of the Paris Conservatory. He teaches at NJCU and maintains a private studio in NY.


Greg Giannascoli plays with the NJCU Percussion Ensemble

PHotograph of Greg Giannascoli

Friday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Rossey Hall – Room 105
Free Admission with RSVP

Marimba artist and multiple competition winner, Greg Giannascoli, in concert. He will be accompanied by the NJCU Percussion Ensemble. Giannascoli, NJCU’s Coordinator of Percussion, will perform well-known concert works by Gershwin, Liszt, Bernstein and more, with NJCU’s stellar percussion students.


Svetlana and Her Night at the Movies

Photograph of Svetlana

Saturday, October 26, 8:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Tickets $30

PURCHASE TICKETS

Svetlana is “Astrud Gilberto via Moscow”, a Russian-born critically acclaimed American jazz vocalist. Her new record and concert program, Night at the Movies is Svetlana’s love affair with movies, and dreaming. The concert adapts Oscar-winning Songs from 1930s to today, taking listeners on a carnival of sound, from sultry introspective torch jazz vocals to a rowdy New Orleans inspired dance party.

Carrying over all the romance, passion and beautiful familiar melodies, while discovering unexpected gems and adding a new twist and high energy – the band is fronted by Svetlana’s captivating vocals and stage presence. Listeners will find themselves nodding along to familiar tunes - while also being thrilled by the twists, turns, and unexpected improvisational aspects of Svetlana’s exciting virtuoso band of young jazz lions. The show is accompanied by projected moving images inspired by the movies from which the songs are drawn.

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets Some Like It Hot” – NY Music Daily
“Exceptional vocalist” – Wall Street Journal “Once in A Lifetime Voice” – Aquarian Weekly

Svetlana and Her Night at the Movies

The NJCU Jazz Orchestra Gabriel Alegria, Artistic Director

Photo of a xylaphone

Friday, November 1, 8:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre
Tickets: $15, Students $5

Purchase Tickets

Presenting a concert to answer one question and one question only... What is Jazz?

This evening will present music spanning 100 years of the history of jazz and will include entertaining and stimulating explanations of how jazz music functions. A pre-concert talk will prepare you for this immersive, family friendly concert.


NJCU Symphony of Winds and Percussion

Patrick Burns, Director AROUND THE GLOBE

NJCU Orchestra

Sunday, November 3, 3:00 p.m., NJ Wind Symphony
Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 p.m., North Bergen HS
Tuesday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.,
NJCU - Margaret Williams Theatre

Free Admission with RSVP

AROUND THE GLOBE will feature a diverse program of music by composers hailing from Hawaii to Chicago, Spain to Japan, and Michigan to the United Kingdom.


ASEFA Music @One Concert Series Coordinated by Dr. Ana Maria Rosado

Group of musicians playing

Wednesday, November 20, 1:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall
Free Admission with RSVP

ASEFA features intercultural jams from the Judeo- Islamic musics of North Africa and the Levant, in Arabic, Hebrew, and Ladino (Judeo-Espagnole). Led by ethnomusicologist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Samuel Torjman Thomas, PhD, this ensemble traverses a wide sonic landscape of Mediterranean styles and cultures on vocals, oud, qanun, violin, darbuka, and more.


Latin American Ensemble

Photograph of musical group

Thursday, November 21, 6:00 p.m.
Rossey Hall – Room 101
Free Admission with RSVP

Presenting an exiting concert full of music from Latin America. Students will perform original music written by them in many different styles. Directed by Rolando Morales-Mato.


NJCU Percussion Ensemble

Directed by Greg Giannascoli

Musicians palying drums

Friday, November 22, 7:00 p.m.
Rossey Hall, Room 105
Free with RSVP

The NJCU Percussion Ensemble will perform a beautiful program which will include works by Alan Hovhaness, Tom Gauger, John Beck and more.


NJCU Fall Jazz Fest

Gabriel Alegria, Artistic Director

Group of Jazz musicians playing

Saturday, November 23, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre
$20 General / $5 Students and Seniors

PURCHASE TICKETS

Have you have ever wondered what your favorite star musician sounded like before they became famous? This is your chance to do just that. The NJCU Fall
Jazz Fest is a showcase that will feature the best and brightest of the NJCU talent pool including students, faculty and guest artists who are garnering Grammy awards, worldwide recognition and stellar reviews in every major publication in North America. Come by and get an autograph before these stars are out of reach!

 


Opera Gala

Opera Singers singing

Sunday, November 24, 3:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Free Admission with RSVP

The program features NJCU voice students and faculty in well-known arias, duets and ensembles by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Strauss and others. The orchestra will perform an overture and selected operatic selections.

Dr. Donna Connolly, Coordinator of Vocal Studies and Lou Kosma, NJCU Orchestra Director.


NJCU Holiday Choral Concert

NJCU Choral concert

Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre


Free Admission, with RSVP

A variety of classical and popular music to welcome
the holidays, featuring the NJCU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Robert Prowse.


NJCU Musical Theatre

Promotional art for music event

Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14, 7:30 p.m. Sunday , December 15, 3:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre
Tickets: $15, Students and seniors $5

PURCHASE TICKETS

NJCU in association with Cranford Dramatic Club presents CHESS THE MUSICAL in concert. With Music by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, the story of CHESS involves a politically driven, Cold War era Chess Tournament between two grandmasters from America and the USSR, and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. With a full orchestra, over 50 in the vocal ensemble and a cast of award-winning performers, don’t miss this exciting concert event.


Past Events


Seventh Annual NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert Featuring Wynton Marsalis and Allan Harris

Music Director and Conductor: Dick Lowenthal Celebrating Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and Nat King Cole

Photograph of Wynton Marsalis playing trumpet

Friday, September 6, 6:00 p.m.

*******Note:********
Due to inclement weather the concert will be held at:
Harborside Atrium
210 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07311

In partnership with the City of Jersey City and the Office of Cultural Affairs, the Hudson County Office of Culture and Tourism, and the Exchange Place Alliance, this outdoor concert has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the community, drawing a huge crowd to the spectacular waterfront venue.

Free and open to the public!


An Evening with Tim Farrell

Photograph of Tim Farrell

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 p.m.
NJCU School of Business, Skyline Room 200
Hudson Street, Jersey City
Tickets: $25

PURCHASE TICKETS

**Workshop at 4:00 p.m. with Tim. Admission included with your ticket to the evening show. Must RSVP to Boxoffice@njcu.edu to confirm spot  in workshop.**

With so many guitarists trying to make
their mark these days, it’s not easy being a “trailblazer.” Yet, that perfectly defines Tim Farrell. His fingerstyle playing and original compositions display an elegant simplicity that celebrates the purity of the acoustic guitar. Farrell is a rare kind of musician who can entertain an audience and inspire future generations of players.

Fingerstyle Guitar Basics Workshop:
Tim Farrell will walk students through the basic elements of fingerstyle guitar playing. He will present and illustrate the foundations and concepts of the fingerstyle approach to guitar. Students will learn ways to make the their playing more musical and more enjoyable. Advanced techniques may be discussed per the skill levels of attendees. 
Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Tim Farrell